Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen in Four Channels
Analysis Notes, October–November 2008, April 2009
Individual channels / soli.
- how does the “introduction” function? (first 30 seconds) Rotation.
- sustained or granular?
- how many layers?
- direction of rotation, and speed
- what is the rate of change (velocity of the trajectory)
- is this a pre-echo of the end
- how do the interjections function in terms of changing or displacing the rotating layer?